All businesses covered by the Working Environment Act, i.e., those employing workers, are required to appoint a safety representative. If there are fewer than 10 employees, alternative arrangements can be made. Refer to Section 6-1 of the Working Environment Act for conditions to deviate from the requirement.
In Norway, it is legally mandated that all safety representatives undergo mandatory training. Runwell offers its own Safety Representative Course. The course provides training in the following topics:
The role of the safety representative
Psychosocial work environment
Physical work environment
Requirements in the Working Environment Act
Laws and regulations
Systematic HSE work
Employees' duty to participate
The course is designed to provide safety representatives with the knowledge they need to contribute to a good work environment and engage in systematic HSE work.
Our course can be chosen if both the employer and the employee agree that the scope of the course is satisfactory according to Section 3-19 of the Regulation on Organization, Management, and Participation:
"The duration of the training shall be at least 40 hours. A shorter training period may be agreed upon if the parties jointly conclude that it is justified based on an assessment of the nature and extent of the issues."
Our course is shorter than 40 hours, so a written agreement must be reached between the safety representative and the employer, stating that the course content is satisfactory based on the company's risk profile and the work environment challenges present, as per the Regulation on Organization, Management, and Participation, Section 3-19.
Such an agreement can be uploaded by going to the "HSE" module, selecting "Procedures," choosing the relevant procedure (e.g., HSE procedure), clicking "View full procedure," selecting "Key Documents," and clicking "Add Key Document." Then, select "Safety representative training agreement," upload the agreement, and activate the document.
If you have any questions, please contact our customer service.